FORECAST: Extreme heat continues, with some more storm chances

Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 4:57 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 8:30 AM CDT
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A frontal boundary continues to linger over the Missouri River Valley for today. This will allow us to keep the humidity high and a chance for shower and storm activity in the forecast. There is still a slight risk for severe storm activity this evening into early Friday morning. We’ll see better chances for damaging winds and hail development, but tornado development is possible with the potential severe weather overnight.

This front will begin to break down for us by Friday mid-morning and transition to the east. Our warm, moist air mass was concentrated more within the southeast yesterday but will revert to the South-Central Plains and build into the Northern Central Plains and the Missouri River Valley through the weekend and clear into next week. This means daytime highs will continue to climb. Mid-to-upper 90s will be common moving into our weekend, with mainly clear-to-partly-cloudy skies and moderate humidity. Feels-like temperatures will remain within the triple digits through Sunday.

As we progress into the next work week, daytime highs will peak in the upper 90s and triple digits. The first official day of summer is next Tuesday, and we’re expecting to see daytime highs around 100 degrees for the city. Feels-like temperatures are expected to range between 105 and 110 degrees, which would mean the potential for an Excessive Heat Watch or Warning.

Though we should be taking caution now, by next week we should be ready for the extreme heat. Make sure your air conditioning unit is working efficiently and be sure to drink plenty of water and limit your outdoor activities during the mid to late afternoon timeframe where we peak with the heat every day.